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We Are the Ones

…I’m getting tired, I’m growing weary of the world’s woes. I’m tired of religions that preach hate instead of love–telling me I can’t love people that are different—saying God is offended by them.   I’m tired of corporations poisoning our food to maximize profit but…

The full dose on the first date.

When I was in my early twenties, I entered the adult dating pool.  Little did I know then that a lot of people had gone before me who had been peeing in that pool.  And even though most of the time I was shivering down…

You Shall Know the Truth

Because we all live in a world filled with lies, opinions and untruths, it’s important that we take responsibility for what enters our minds and shows up in our lives. It is recorded that Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall…

The Perfect Act of Acceptance

During service this week, a perfect stranger approached me. I went to shake his hand; he quickly offered a hug, saying, “Good morning.”

To him, I’m sure it was one of countless hugs he doled out at the Center during service. But to me, in that moment, it was the perfect act of acceptance, to have reached for one level of greeting and be welcomed with a strong, firm affirmation of welcome and love in the Spirit.

Hidden Treasures

Poet and American philosopher Henry David Thoreau wrote: “Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.” We look too far away for miracles. We seek power from external sources when the power to choose our…

Heavy Load

I won’t bore you with any details about my work the last few weeks mainly because I suspect you all have seen that frenzied look in my eyes, so you have a sense of it. And a week ago Sunday, it wasn’t a frenzy, and I wasn’t even running on fumes anymore; I was gasping for air.

The Meaning of Life

A couple of years ago I was in the studio doing a webinar that was being broadcast live to a few thousand people. After being on the air for two hours, at the very end of the broadcast the interviewer says, “Dr. Chris, we only have about thirty seconds left, and I just have one more question for you: What’s the meaning of life?” And I said, “You want me to answer that in thirty seconds, do you? Well, actually I can.”